BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder
(b. ca. 1568, Bruxelles, d. 1625, Antwerpen)
A Flemish Fair (detail)1610s
Oil on copper
Royal Collection, Windsor
Brueghel's achievement is to have depicted a continuous landscape, with meticulously observed details on the left complemented by the superbly handled atmospheric blue tones that evoke a landscape of melting beauty on the right.